The launch of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy’s digital golf competitors has been pushed again one yr, to early 2025, after its facility in Florida sustained harm.
TGL, an indoor “high-tech league”, was because of begin on 9 January 2024.
However these plans have been delayed after an influence outage prompted the collapse of the air-supported dome roof on the SoFi Middle in Palm Seaside Gardens.
No accidents occurred on the facility, which covers about 250,000 sq. ft.
“This determination got here after reviewing short-term options, potential building timelines, participant schedules, and the primetime sports activities tv calendar,” TGL mentioned in a press release.
“Regardless of this new timeline for the venue, we stay enthusiastic about the way forward for TGL and can proceed to construct pleasure between now and the beginning of the season with our gamers, followers and groups.”
Fifteen of the present world’s prime 20 are among the many 24 PGA Tour gamers to have signed for the inaugural season.
Six groups of 4 gamers are set to compete within the TGL. They’re the Los Angeles Golf Membership, Atlanta Drive Golf Membership, Boston Widespread Golf, Jupiter Hyperlinks Golf Membership, TGL New York and TGL San Francisco.
Woods is ready to compete for Jupiter Hyperlinks, whereas McIlroy will play for Boston Widespread.
The Sofi Middle is ready to host every occasion, which is able to take round two hours to play and be broadcast dwell within the US with all gamers carrying microphones.
Woods, a 15-time main winner, mentioned: “Though the occasions of final week will pressure us to make changes to our timelines, I am totally assured that this idea might be dropped at life by our nice dedicated gamers.”
McIlroy mentioned: “The postponement brings blended emotions of disappointment and pleasure.
“Above all, we’re completely satisfied that nobody was injured,” he added.